Giambattista Valli’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection tells the story of classic French luxury
Season after season, Giambattista Valli revives the significance of the later seasons in an industry where disruptors are often celebrated more than beautiful things. His Spring 2023 show, which was unveiled in Paris on Friday, was no exception, with the designer sending his usual extravagant, ultra-feminine looks down the runway, set against a delicate soundtrack of gentle classical music.
Indeed, the French fashion house’s latest offering is a reminder that aesthetic satisfaction is at the heart of what it does. In quintessential Valli fashion, the collection featured a number of voluminous frilly dresses, including a turquoise polka-dot babydoll dress, layered tightly with princess sleeves and a puffy pink skirt. It was alongside lime gowns. With warmer spring temperatures in mind, the label also prioritized looks that reveal more skin, with models walking the runway in body-hugging minidresses that reveal either midriffs or shoulders. Meanwhile, the traditional maxi dress was broken down into two parts, turning into a bralette and a skirt. The collection’s muted pastel color palette emphasizes its lightness, perfect for a fresh and energized spring holiday.
As Valli himself once said trend, He considers himself “the most French of Italians” and this Frenchman flavor It was evident throughout this collection. While the opening exterior was very similar to the ornate gold fringing of the Palace of Versailles, much of the collection draws from classic Parisian motifs such as floral wallpaper, delicate porcelain, and palatial gardens. This can be seen in several dresses covered in patterns reminiscent of the iconic toile wallpaper, completing its own range of pastoral and monochromatic scenes, rococo It evokes the pure romanticism of the era.
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Giambattista Valli also noted the beauty of Western decorative arts, especially in jewelry and footwear. Each model wore chunky bejeweled earrings framed in a circle of dazzling rhinestones. , and some even had jewels placed straight on the models’ foreheads in case they missed the extravagance of the show.
See all looks from Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2023 collection in the gallery below.
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